January 5, 2017 2:22 PM EST

There’s now less than a year until the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VIII, which means it’s time for buzz surrounding the new galaxy far, far away installment to really start amping up.

During a recent appearance on Larry King Now, Adam Driver — who plays Kylo Ren — was asked whether his character will survive the upcoming film, prompting a cryptic answer. “Depends on what your idea of living is…,” he told King.

The 33-year-old actor also spoke about what fans can expect from the Sith in training in Episode VIII, touching on the real-life influences behind his portrayal of the Dark Side.

Watch the clip below.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters Dec. 15.

[h/t Uproxx]

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